Wroclaw Poland to be an incredibly charming city. My absolute favorite part about my trip was the opportunity to go gnome hunting. I learned from a colleague that there are over 100 dwarves/gnomes spread throughout the Wroclaw. Originally, the gnomes were a symbol of resistance in the age of communism but have been revived in recent years to become a tourist attraction. The little statues that I'd noticed in earlier walks around town soon took on bigger significance. I spent a few hours on Saturday morning exploring Old Town Wroclaw and hunting for gnomes. I spotted more than 25 gnomes during that time. The Wroclaw gnomes are quite small and not so easy to find. In some cases, I walked by a gnome more than once without even noticing. Then, like magic, a gnome would appear. Love it! I've posted some of my favorites from my gnome hunt below. You can find a map of where the gnomes are located online or get a comprehensive map at the local tourist shops for the equivalent of a couple euro.
SIDEWALK SAFARI SPOTLIGHT: Poland is a fascinating travel destination and so easy to explore on a Ryanair Weekend. Spend 48 hours in Warsaw and eat your way through Poland's capital. Visit Gdansk and Tricity where the first shots of World War II were fired. Alternatively, get off the beaten track and discover fun things to do in Bydgoszcz and learn about what to see in Poznan.
Check out the link below for the full cast of characters that I discovered.